Osteoporosis and Your Right to Long Term Disability Benefits.
If you have purchased a Long Term Disability policy through your employer or on your own, you may be entitled to Long Term Disability Benefits, if your doctor has told you that you are unable to work as a result of Osteoporosis.
How is Osteoporosis Diagnosed?
A Bone Density Test is the only test that can diagnose Osteoporosis before broken bones appear. It can also,
1.) Predict your chance of breaking bones in the future,
2.) See if your bone density is getting worse or staying the same,
Bone Density Tests
The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends a Bone Density Test of the hip and spine using Central DXA machine Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptionetry, to diagnose Osteoporosis. Health care providers will measure bone density in hip and spine. People with Osteoporosis have a greater chance of fracturing those bones.
Broken bones in your hip or spine can cause serious problems which lead to an inability to work.
Completing the Social Security Disability Application can be a time consuming process. It’s important to explain your Osteoporosis symptoms and how the symptoms impact your functionality.
It’s also important that your doctors support your claim for Social Security Disability Benefits as a result of Osteoporosis. Ask your doctor if they’ll fill out a Residual Functional Capacity Form.
You can learn more about Osteoporosis and your right to Social Security Disability Benefits by contacting Osteoporosis Disability Attorney Nancy Cavey who can help you with your Social Security Disability Claim regardless of where you live in the Tampa Bay Area.